Walking Route (short walks) – Families

San Roque De Cumbaza and Chazuta

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This route is designed for travelers who love nature and love walking – but not quite able to hike too far.  So families with older children, friends and couples who are a little older.  The walks can be tough for some so it is essential you are fit and able. It would be a great adventure and challenge for teenage children.

Pure nature in the Peruvian Amazon.  You will see many plants, insects, birds, monkeys and wildlife.  The pools, rivers and water spots are out of this world, you will feel alone in paradise.

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Day 1: Ecolodge Chirapa Manta – day to relax

  • Arrive into San Roque settle into Chirapa Manta Ecolodge.
  • Walk around the village of San Roque De Cumbaza.
  • Swimming and relaxing by the River Cumbaza. – there are many small beaches around. 
  • Lunch in the village.
  • Walk back to Chirapa Manta Ecolodge.
  • Dinner at the lodge and overnight stay. 


Day 2: Ecological viewpoints and Añaquiwi.

  • Breakfast
  • 1-hour hike to Ecological Viewpoints  and Sculpture Trail – in the conservation area ‘Cordillera Escalera.’ 
  • picnic lunch in nature.
  • Walk down to the crystal clear River of Añaquiwi.
  • Return to Chirapa Manta Ecolodge – dinner at the lodge.

 


Day 3: Huacamaillo Waterfall (4-hour walk.)

  • Breakfast at Chirapa Manta.
  • Short journey in a motor taxi to San Antonio De Cumbaza.
  • 2-hour walk crossing 3 rivers to waterfall Huacamaillo.
  • Picnic lunch in nature.
  • 2-hour walk back to San Antonio – sample local village wine.
  • Overnight stay and dinner at Chirapa Manta Ecolodge.

Day 4: Amazon River Trip – Cacao Island – Jumanchi springs.

  • Early morning start 1 hour 30 minutes drive to Chazuta.
  • Breakfast at Joyce V Barter cultural center.
  • Journey along the River Huallaga to an island that grows 6 hectors of cacao.  Enjoy the cacao island beach.
  • A little further down river to the land of Jumanchi – short walk 45 minutes to the small river pools and waterfalls. 
  • picnic lunch in nature.
  • Journey back to Chazuta.
  • Dinner at Rio Bosque Magico, food collected from their own garden, highly recommended. 
  • Overnight stay at Joyce V Barter cultural center.

Day 5: Chocolate Route

  • Breakfast
  • (One hour walk) Cacao fields of ‘Rio Bosque Magico’ Heriberto’s family farm.
  • Learn about agroforestry and harvest the cacao using machetes (optional).
  • Lunch amazing food grown in the gardens of RBM
  • Learn about the different stages of cacao production and participate in the labor process, how to ferment and dry the cacao beans ready to make chocolate. 
  • Dinner using organic products from their own farm.
  • Visit Mishky Cacao Chocolate factory.
  • Overnight stay at ‘Joyce V Barter Cultural Centre’

 


 

Day 6: The medicinal sulphur springs Chazutayacu.

  • Breakfast
  • 2-hour walk to the medicinal sulphur springs of Chazutayacu.
  • Picnic lunch in nature.
  • Walk back to Chazuta.
  • Dinner before journeying back to Tarapoto.

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